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Thousands of strokes and heart attacks could be prevented by switching blood pressure pill

Thousands of strokes and heart attacks could be ­prevented if patients switched blood pressure pills. Health records for five million with high blood ­pressure revealed the most popular pills, ACE inhibitors, were less ­effective than an alternative and caused more side effects. The study in The Lancet ­estimates that changing to thiazide diuretics would prevent… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes warning: This popular activity could cause a rise in blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes means a person’s pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to control blood sugar levels. Overtime, unchecked blood sugar levels can pose grave health risks, such as an increased risk of heart disease and strokes. It is well understood that cutting down on certain sugary foods and drinks can help to keep blood sugar… Read More »